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We booked a cruise on NCL about 8 weeks ago, and we used a credit card in my husband's name that we had not used in a long time. Immediately, we began to get harassing phone calls from a telemarketer in Kingston, Jamaica, who called herself "Mrs. King," probably not her real name. We could not block her phone calls because they were from overseas. She called us at all hours of the day and night, and was trying to sell us balloons, flowers, and other junk for our cabin on the NCL Spirit. The only way we could escape her was to take our phone off the hook every night before we went to sleep, and replace it in the morning. Otherwise, she woke us up at all hours. She is obviously a disturbed person. We think NCL has shared our info with her. We think they have certain affiliates with whom they share customer info. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I wrote to NCL and complained, but I have never heard back from them--no acknowledgment, no apology.

 

:eek: That's horrible!

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I just attempted to pre register (it's mandatory)with my NCL cruise and the website that they want me to use is NOT ENCRYPTED. I'm stunned by this, as they want my passport numbers and a lot of personal information. Can you believe this? I sure hope that they have an alternative available, because in this day & age, that's ridiculous! Maybe you'll tell me not to be paranoid, but I once had a key logger attempt to steal $1800 from my account online, so I am NOT going to risk this.

 

Oh Brother, look behind you...BOO !!!

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well if he gives you his extension at NCL and you call the main number and are transferred to him...do you think he works there or is it like Charade and you can only call during lunch hour(you have to remember the movie to know what I mean)

 

but thanks for the heads up

 

 

Once upon a time, (former cruise TA) I had an ex-wife call to cancel a cruise for her ex-husband and fiance. It was their honeymoon cruise. Fortunately, she did NOT have the booking number & couldn't give any details to prove she was the female on the reservation. I called the client & the irate ex had called ALL of the wedding vendors & cancelled everything from flowers to church. It was only because she didn't have the booking number that I questioned with whom I was speaking. She obviously knew the date of sailing & other pertinent details.

 

And it's just too easy these days for would be thieves to find out who is home & who is gone on vacation.

Edited by spiritkat090909

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Click on the little red warning triangle in the top right corner of the post in question and ask the moderators to remove the relevant details from your post.

 

Cool! As I was reading along I was wondering what the answer was going to be. I didn't know about that little red warning triangle either ... that's for the tip.

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I realize that a few recently-registered members have offered their assistance to you, claiming to be NCL Employees. Since you have NO WAY OF ACTUALLY VERIFYING their employment with any cruise line and anyone can lay claim to to being even the King of England if they want, PLEASE DO NOT POST your personal information on the boards.

 

We aren't trying to discredit anyone who actually does work at NCL. But they must understand the venue in which they are participating.....anonymous. I'm sure they are really only trying to help, but offers of "customer service" really don't belong on this forum, and would only encourage those who aren't sincere in posting in a copycat manner.

 

Laura

 

I currently work for Norwegian Cruise Line and it is actually quite easy for anyone to have an employee verified by calling the general number on the website and asking the rep to look them up in Outlook, the email program we use. Also, all of our emails end in @ncl.com.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Ps I can verify employment if needed.

Edited by cruisevet213

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It is of the utmost importance that EACH AND EVERY ONE of you guard your personal information VERY carefully when posting on these, as well as other, message board forums.

Laura

 

Is there any way that CC can build into their application to join, both at the top and the bottom, a warning that at no time should the applicant's actual email address be used within a message.

 

The easiest way is to write at or dot rather than use @ or .

 

Mike

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Was wandering if any one who stayed in cabin 9002 forward or penthouse in very back in 8130 did they hear any noise from bar/bowling alley which is directly below this room

 

So, did you ever get a reply to your question? :confused:

 

Do you know that this thread became ten years old at the end of last month? :champagne-toast:

 

I tell people to be careful about using their real name or posting their email address, and how to post it if they need to post their real email address, and some of them get mad at me. :mad:

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I would also suggest not posting your email address and creating one for each cruise that way you use it for a year between when you book and sail but just for posting on boards and emailing people/businesses about the cruise after that just drop the address. With many pay providers you can create several email addresses and delete them when you are done cruising.

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i posted my reservation number do you think i should be worried about that call ncl and let them know possibly change the number or am i okay?

 

Don't ever post your reservation number on ANY boards..I sent my cabin number to roll call last year for a cruise we were going on and the roll call person very nicely deleted it for privacy reasons..

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I am seeing many more posters supplying their surnames in posts; they obviously have not read up on posting guidelines. And yes, still the old problem of giving their proper email address instead of "whoever at gmail dot com".

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I am seeing many more posters supplying their surnames in posts; they obviously have not read up on posting guidelines. And yes, still the old problem of giving their proper email address instead of "whoever at gmail dot com".

 

I've given that suggestion only to be attacked by someone. You don't what to follow the suggestion, don't. By don't complain when unwanted trouble suddenly shows up at your door (or computer).

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Give advice like that but don't expect it to be followed!! We can't help those who don't want to be helped but don't stop trying please.

Mike

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Well, anyone who believes that there is a KING of England needs to wake up and smell the afternoon tea. :D

 

I hesitate to contradict. There is A King of England - but to protect his personal data, that's all the information he provides. But I have it on good authority that his full address is 37 Letsby Avenue, Windsor. 2nd in line to the throne is his brother Joe ... :*

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I never received snail mail from ncl.com only email confirmations.  When I log in I see my cruise info, payments, etc.   I booked in November and then upgraded early December for a spring cruise?  email confirmation is donotreply@ncl.com  and cruise consultant who recently did my last change was Scott Rogers ending in ncl.com

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I have recently seen an instance of personal information getting out there.

There are many ways info can be garnered “behind the scenes” so just be aware of that. 

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On 3/6/2019 at 4:58 AM, Casino Comp Chick said:

I have recently seen an instance of personal information getting out there.

There are many ways info can be garnered “behind the scenes” so just be aware of that. 

As a follow up I find it amazing that new profiles are created and within an hour of sign up they are looking at my profile considering there are over 100K users on here. I recommend all members activate RECENT PROFILE VISITORS to monitor their accounts. 

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On 3/22/2019 at 8:41 AM, Casino Comp Chick said:

As a follow up I find it amazing that new profiles are created and within an hour of sign up they are looking at my profile considering there are over 100K users on here. I recommend all members activate RECENT PROFILE VISITORS to monitor their accounts. 

Wow that’s a shame. 

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Posted (edited)
26 minutes ago, CasinoCruzGirl said:

Wow that’s a shame. 

 

It is only a shame when you do not know what info is being garnered and how it is being used.

It’s good to be in the know.

 

BTW...You would only say wow if you knew what what was.

Edited by Casino Comp Chick

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18 minutes ago, Casino Comp Chick said:

 

It is only a shame when you do not know what info is being garnered and how it is being used.

It’s good to be in the know.

 

BTW...You would only say wow if you knew what what was.

Lol you confuse me. If someone looks at your profile on here why is that so bad? I have many random people look at mine doesn’t bother me. If I don’t want personal information out in cyberspace I don’t post it here. There’s nothing on my profile I would care about anyone seeing. 

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Posted (edited)
On 3/22/2019 at 8:41 AM, Casino Comp Chick said:

I find it amazing that new profiles are created and within an hour of sign up they are looking at my profile considering there are over 100K users on here.

I recommend all members activate RECENT PROFILE VISITORS to monitor their accounts. 

RE;  RECENT PROFILE VISITORS

Thanks for letting me know about this feature on Cruise Critic.

I find it kinda flattering. Found that 227 fellow pax were interested in me profile.

 

On the other hand, in the past I've been admonished by Cruise Critic for posting information

about how I negotiated with my Travel Agent for discounts on cruises, because I mentioned their name.

 Posts were deleted soon after, and I was given a warning.

Edited by $hip$hape

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1 hour ago, CasinoCruzGirl said:

Lol you confuse me. If someone looks at your profile on here why is that so bad? I have many random people look at mine doesn’t bother me. If I don’t want personal information out in cyberspace I don’t post it here. There’s nothing on my profile I would care about anyone seeing. 

 

If you knew what I did you would understand, you clearly do not so your post is irrelevant.

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